Keys to the Past

Westburnhope lime kiln (Hexhamshire and District)

Westburnhope lime kiln. Photo by Lancaster University Archaeological Unit.
Westburnhope lime kiln. Photo by Lancaster University Archaeological Unit.

This small lime kiln was used in post-medieval times for making lime to spread on nearby fields. The kiln is made of stone and built into the hillside. Although part of it has collapsed, the [draw arch], eye and pot are still intact and a single slab of stone that forms the roof is still there. Nearby are traces of old trackways and quarries that may have supplied the kiln with raw materials.

Reference number:N7529
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Hexhamshire and District
Local History of Hexhamshire and District


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